May 2019 Health Newsletter

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» You want to feel great, right?
» Pain In The Text Neck
» Walking Away Back Pain
» What’s With The “Pop”?

You want to feel great, right?  

At Healthcare Associates of Florida, Inc. we are focused on strategies to help your body function at its best.   A combination of chiropractic treatment, massage therapy and natural pain relief combined with a good diet and some exercise will help most anyone get back to feeling great.  We are here to offer you guidance and treatments in all of these ideas.

For an overview of much of what Healthcare Associates of Florida offers, visit www.hca-cbd.com.  On this page you will find a menu of options and issues.  Of particular interest,  click here to learn more about what many are considering one of the best new therapy options in many years, CBD (click here).  

If you have not been in to see us recently, give us a call at (954) 755-2644 and set up a time to come in to answer any questions you have and help make sure you are on a path to feeling your best.

“At Healthcare Associates of Florida we have created a wellness center utilizing a variety of proven strategies to promote the general wellbeing of patients. Many of our patients come to us to reduce and hopefully eliminate painful conditions. Others come to maintain optimum health by correcting spinal conditions that can lead to back pain among other ailments, massaging overworked muscles as well as helping to manage weight. The various protocols used at Healthcare Associates provide highly effective and safe relief from numerous symptoms that you may be experiencing." stated Dr. Robert D'Amora

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Have a great month ahead!                                              

Author:Dr. Robert D'Amora
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Copyright:Healthcare Associates of Florida, Inc. 2018


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Pain In The Text Neck  

Spending too much time texting?  Hooked on social media?  Have you shifted from watching movies on a TV to watching them on your shiny new tablet?  With these new habits and activities come new stresses on the body.  "Text Neck" is the not so old term used to refer to pain and irritation to the neck and upper back as one looks down at their electronic device over extended periods of time.  This poor posture with the head in the down position causes irritation and damage to the cervical spine (neck) and upper thoracic spine (upper back).  Muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back as well as the joints of the spine are all vulnerable, resulting in pain and stiffness.  Even the nerves exiting the spine in the neck and upper back areas can become irritated, resulting in local or radiating pain into the arms.  So what to do you ask?  The first step is raising all devices so they're at eye level and avoid looking down for extended periods of time where your chin is approaching your chest.  Also, limit your time on electronic devices and ensure that while in use, you take frequent breaks every 20-30 minutes.  If you’re at the point where you are noticing pain and stiffness during or after use, there is help.  Your local doctor of chiropractic is a spinal expert and can accurately evaluate and care for a wide variety of spinal and soft tissue conditions, including text neck.  Chiropractors utilize a number of safe and natural treatments focused on restoring motion and balance back to the spine and supporting soft tissues, eliminating the associated pain.  If you believe you might be suffering from text neck or another spinal/soft tissue disorder, call your local chiropractor today for a non-obligation evaluation today!

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:ChiroPlanet.com, May 2019.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Walking Away Back Pain  

European researchers have supporting evidence that moderate physical activity is beneficial for many people with acute low back pain. In a recent study, researchers found back pain sufferers had a reduction in their level of back pain after 10-15 minutes of treadmill walking at a self-selected speed. A word or caution: Those suffering from back pain should always seek the advise of their licensed chiropractor or other health care professional prior to initiating any physical activity when pain is present. Only a licensed health care provider can determine if physical activity is safe and/or appropriate for your particular condition.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:European Spine Journal 2003; Vol. 12, No. 2.
Copyright:ChiroPlanet.com 2003


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What’s With The “Pop”?  

If you've been to a chiropractor in the past, you may have noticed that your chiropractic procedure was associated with a popping sound. This sound is actually quite normal and is created by the negative pressure within the joint resulting in the release of nitrogen gas. In fact, this is what occurs when cracking your knuckles. With certain chiropractic procedures delivered by licensed doctors of chiropractic, this noise is completely normal. However, there are many times when the popping sound isn't heard. New research performed to evaluate neck pain and the presence of an audible "pop" heard immediately following the chiropractic procedure indicates the lack of an audible "pop" does not necessarily contribute to the reduction of pain or overall effect on the nervous system. In other words, that audible "pop" is not required to get great results!

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:JMPT. Vol. 34, Issue 1. January 2011.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2011


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